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Is There A Waiting Period Between Getting The Shingles Vaccine And Having Facial Laser Treatments
Is there a waiting period between getting the shingles vaccine and having facial laser treatments?
Shingles and laser: You might allow just a few days after the vaccination before undergoing laser treatment, just so that your body's immune system can focus on responding to the vaccine so you get a good response and protection before the immune cells need to be utuilized for the healing process after the laser treatment. Reactivation of herpes simplex (cold sores) is more of a concern after laser than shingles. ...Read more
The shingles vaccine protects your body from reactivation of a virus — the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus — that most people are exposed to during childhood. When you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays latent in your body. For unknown reasons, though, the latent virus sometimes gets reactivated years later, causing shingles. The shingles ...Read more
I am 58 and at the end of a mild shingles episode. How long should I wait before getting the shingles vaccine?
Hello: You can take zostavax as long as rash from shingles is resolved. ...Read more
Yes: You could get a mild case of shingles. ...Read more
Wouldn't be effectiv: A cortisone shot has many benefits but one side effect can be to shut down part of your immune recognition system. A shot within 3-4 weeks may not give you any benefit, while waiting would allow your immune system to wake up and be aware of the stimulus. That is what makes the shot worthwhile. ...Read more
Yes: All the more reason to do so, since the chicken pox would may make the skin rash much more bothersome. ...Read more
Bad shingles in feb. Still have discomfort base of head, left ear. Can i, should i, get a shingles vaccine shot at this time?
Yes it's ok....: ...From my experience as a specialist. Just as long as the current shingles has resolved, if it's the residual discomfort left, there shouldn't be a reason to delay giving the vaccine. ...Read more
Yes: This vaccine is recommended no matter what the known status is, when age appropriate. ...Read more
Should my husband get the shingles vaccine if he already had a mild case a few years ago? Any risks?
As of 2011: There was a study to assess this but it was not yet clear how effective it was. It did no harm - si it's not a bad idea - but just how protective it would be was not clear. By now it might be. Ask your provider to check into it for you or just do it. Second recurrences are certainly not a pleasant prospect and they are possible. Discuss w/ Dr. Best! ...Read more
I am a 35yo male. I know the Shingles vaccine is only indicated for 50+ but I would like to get it anyway. Would there be any appreciable harm?
Zustrix vaccine: If you have not received chicken pox vaccine, you can do that now, 2 doses of varivax vaccine 3 mos apart should protect you against varicella zoster virus. A blood test can check if are immune to it or not from having the diease as a child or from the vaccine which is normally given at age 1 & 5 years of age. I hope this hel9s. Good luck. ...Read more
2 months: The recommendation is 2 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just curious. 40 Years old, had chicken pox as a child, why do I have to wait until I'm 50 to have the shingles vaccine? Why can't I have it now?
I just received a pneumonia immunization as part of a physical exam and the doctor recommended a shingles vaccine. How soon can I get that vaccine?
Now: According to CDC guideline, you should be able to get shingle vaccine now as long as you do not have active shingle rashes. In addition, if two vaccines are administered in one visit or closely, a different site for injection is preferred if possible. ...Read more
One dose after 60: The cdc at this time recommends one dose for people over the age of 60. Their investigations into the need for booster shots have not yet shown an advantage, but you might check at 5 year intervals with your doctor or in the literature as time goes by. It is really unpleasant from what I've heard. Best! ...Read more
Shingles vaccine: Zostavax, the shingles or herpes zoster vaccine, is indicated for adults 60 years and over. Special situations like your cas may probably qualify you to receive it (from 50 years up). In addition, it is important for you to receive the pneumococcal and Meningococcal vaccines. ...Read more
Depends: A life threatening reaction (difficulty breathing, throat swelling, etc.) with neomycin is listed as a contraindication for use. Those having minor events like a mild rash would be fine. Confer with your doctor and provide this information along with a list of any medications/ supplements you take before deciding. ...Read more
Dose dependent: This judgement has to be made by the provider. Technically low dose Methotrexate is not considered a contraindication to receiving the shingles vaccine. But only your provider will have a full picture of your immune status. Shingles vaccine is a live vaccine and not given to those with significant immunosuppression. ...Read more
If a retiree did not have chicken pox in childhood, is there any reason to get the shingles vaccine? Saw drug company ad about it.
My 31yr old husband has shingles, should I get the shingles vaccine? I am29. Can I get shingles from him?
Herpes zoster: This is the same virus that causes chickenpox and if you have had that you may be at risk of getting shingles. If not, you are at risk of getting chickenpox. My advice is to get the vaccine if you can afford it. Even if you have had chickenpox it makes the onset of later shingles less likely. ...Read more
Absolutely: Shingles can be especially problematic for people with altered immune systems, of which ms is one. Talk to your doctor if you have been recently on steroids as to the timing, but ok to do if on immune-modulator meds like copaxone, (glatiramer) etc. A case of shingles could be devastating to someone with ms. ...Read more
Rare: If you develop a rash after vaccination with Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) it is best to cover the rash until the lesions have crusted over. The same virus causes shingles and chickenpox (Varicella Zoster). Zostavax contains weakened chickenpox virus. It would be possible (but rare) to infect someone who has never had chickenpox and who has a weak immune system. ...Read more
Can I still get the shingles vaccine AFTER I've had shingles? (Once the virus completely wears off) I've had chronic cases over the last 16 years.
Probably: It is approved for individuals 50 and above, with certain precautions, wether they had the shingles or not, please check with your primary physician, goodluck ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your age, your medical condtition and your indication for this immunization. It is generally recommended for those 60 and over but is now being given to those 50 and over. Those with immunosuppression, lymphoid diseases and certain cancers, transplants etc are usually excluded. Talk to your pcp or pharmacist about this. It's a great immunization. Shingles is a bad deal! ...Read more
Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come! ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
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